We knew this Christmas was going to be a little different but we didn't know just how AWESOME it would be. Betsy King has been setting goals for Kevin's healing and frankly he hasn't been meeting any of them...until now! Brett & Cir had to work Christmas day so the family was going to visit him and we were invited to join them. We never thought it would happen but Kevin has been feeling a little bit better (one of his meds really helps with this so we have to take advantage of it) so we packed up and headed for HEARST CASTLE!!!
It was a gorgeous, sunny California Christmas day!
Those with "special needs" got to ride all the way to the back door
While the rest of us enjoyed strolling around the grounds
Carolyn & Hillary love the golden inside Roman pool
Candice & Chris came home for the holiday
Dale & Crutchy (for all you Newsie fans)
This is a Christmas tree made from poinsettias
but the real Christmas trees are GINORMOUS!
Dale, Kevin, and Carolyn lazing around on a couch while the others explored
A view from the top of the castle with the ocean in the background
The adventuresome in the party went up to the roof and beyond...
into the bell tower Quasimodo goes (Darrell)
Carolyn, Cameron, Betsy (and the triplets still cooking)
and Cir went for a swim in the outdoor Neptune pool.
Even though it was different it might just have been the most unforgettable CHRISTMAS EVER!!!! Thanks to the King family for making it possible and sharing their Christmas with us.